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military operation goes on there are serious concerns about how. those in need of humanitarian aid could could be assisted so. a very very difficult situation charles strouse are with the latest from the turkish district of chillon panache on the border with syria chance thank you. will iran says one of its oil tankers has been attacked off the coast of saudi arabia the state news agency says the vessel which is known as this bt was hit by 2 missiles in the space of half an hour when the ship was sailing 100 kilometers off the saudi port city of jeddah it's now under way again and the crew are reported to be safe sane bus driver has more from tehran. iran's foreign ministry confirmed on friday that in the early morning hours one of the oil tankers was targeted in the eastern corridor or of the red sea approximately 100 kilometers off the coast of saudi arabia the sub at the experience 2 explosions 20 minutes apart caused gets to leak into the sea foreign
ministry spokesman abbas mousavi said this isn't the 1st time in recent months that iranian vessels in the red sea have experienced what he described as destructive actions he blamed the fallout and resulting pollution on perpetrators of the attack who have yet to be identified he said they were taking part in quote dangerous adventurism the finger pointing from to herat has already begun as well with a senior m.p. blaming the us or israel for targeting the oil vessel iran's national oil tanker company meanwhile whose experts are investigating the incident that company was keen to point out that while terrorism or some form of missile attack may have been the cause of this incident they did not suspect that any attack originated from saudi shores the incident comes a day before pakistan's imran khan is due to arrive into iran for his 2nd official visit since becoming prime minister he'll be here in an effort to mediate between riyadh into iran to try to bring down tensions in the region but with this attack iran is likely to have its diplomatic defenses up once again and if there was any
hope for a breakthrough during his visit it is now less likely to happen so lots of developments coming out of the middle east let's analyze them with catherine shock them an analyst with the advocacy group at next century foundation she joins us now via skype glad i'm thank you for joining us here on al-jazeera let's focus specifically on our top story and that is the u.s. sending thousands of additional troops to saudi arabia what do you make of that. well i think it's a clear indication that washington is very determined to protect its own geopolitical interests in saudi arabia and we have to remember that the request for the troops being sent to saudi arabia with made by crown prince mohammed bin saddam so that's the key here you indication that he feels uneasy in regards to his position in saudi arabia and the dangers that soldier of us face not just i think really wrong but with yemen as well we have to remember that only last week so a jury of us territory was breached by the hussein and that means that for the 1st
time in a very very long time i would europe yes sovereignty has been directly challenge and i think that these additional troops is a direct reflection of the fear that may be further encroachments on to saudi arabia could happen and will happen unless something is done and done quite quickly . but then why do you think the u.s. itself is going to resolve a protect saudi arabia how is that in the u.s. is there rect interest when we think that just a few days ago president trump announced very controversially did was pulling out of northern syria well if you recall when the armco was targeted them in world markets when it would be crazy for for a 2nd to choke and to oil prices when it went up quite rapidly and that would mean a risk of recession full of america and other countries across the world and this is something that i don't think donald trump would like to see happen if we bear in mind that he's running is campaign on the basis of you know an economy grew in the
united states so you have a stable enter have oil interest stabilized as well as world markets are concerned all absolutely washington's interests and i think that you know sending troops into you know within that narrative makes absolutely perfect sense at least as far as the president of the trunk is concerned i don't think we need to look into it is proof america is a stunt or an ally. you're about to say but rather that continues to represent a great interest as far as america is concerned and as far as america's vision for the media this is concert well obviously saudi arabia and the u.s. have a history of being allies but do you think that we are seeing a stepping up of that relationship potentially further changing the balance of power in the middle east when it comes to american influence and alliances where you read it it is very difficult to say because mr trump has you know the
propensity to kind of change its mind by i don't think i would say so it really depends how mohammed bin simon decides to position himself in saudi arabia and whether or not he's capable of continuing to consolidate his his. his power and he's based in riyadh as far as the family is concerned whether or not he can maintain the kind of power that he has you know on the last over the past few years so he continues to project a great deal of power absolutely mr trump will continue to be a great front to not only muhammad bin someone but saudi arabia and the old very much depends too on what happens with iran whether we can see a detente happening in the region we thought if iran decides to me to play a greater role in bringing peace to yemen whether this how would you decide to eventually let go of the military intervention in yemen there are so many components to what happens next and how washington would position itself within the woods and you don't i make it very difficult to kind of foretell yet and i don't
want to speculate too much but how do you think these additional troops u.s. troops in saudi arabia will be viewed by iran what impact do you think it's going to have on that country's decision making. cryer possibly i don't think that iran would be too concerned definitely if their home would look upon you know this additional troops as a direct threat to its own sovereignty and you know the possibility of further escalation in the region i think you would play out more in relation to yemen and how the hersey would look upon these new threats to their own creations within yemen and maybe they don't understand this as a challenge to the peace initiative that they did offer to riyadh in terms of maybe a truce or cease fire so i think we should be looking towards not to helen so much because i don't think that iran will be critically interested i mean not directly anyway you know szell term it has to do with on on how the who see we understand
that because i we do think that it's more directed to them that it is to iran catherine check them on the list with the advocacy group next century foundation that i'm thank you so much for having joined us thank you. coming up on this news hour from london a former u.s. ambassador to ukraine says president donald trump pressured the state department to fire her. british prime minister boris johnson says it's not yet a done deal as talks intensify would be to try to secure a breakfast agreement and then sport why it's not just the driver is who are in a spin at the japanese grand prix. hundreds more indigenous protesters of poured into ecuador's capital from the amazon to join the tense day of demonstrations against the government's austerity
measures thousands of people have taken to the streets of quito to demand president . repeal a law that ended a 40 year old fuel subsidy riot police have fired tear gas to break up the rallies while protesters responded with fireworks at least 5 people have died in the unrest vinyl wrap on the has worn off. the national strike continues in quito ecuador we're downtown right now were clashes have once again resume between demonstrators and between police now there's a lot of tear gas in the air is why i look at a bit teared up it's actually affected we should move back a little bit actually but i want to give you a sense of what people are saying here this confederation of indigenous people from all across ecuador that have come here to protest against policies against the government and are now calling even for the resignation of the country's president take a listen. mr president how many more brothers and sisters have the full in the struggle to reverse these economic policy measures. to let some of the jurors need we're not
terrorists and we're not foreigners dorian and so on and the president has this fighting with each other this is why angry now in the absence of a national dialogue between this group of indigenous communities from across the country and the government of letting the expectation is that these clashes and protests only expected to continue protestors in haiti have clashed with police in the capital port au prince hours after a journalist was found shot dead in his car then strangers have burned tires and spilled oil on streets demanding the resignation of the president has been in moyes the killing of the reporter namea joseph happened during a surge in violence that has killed at least 20 people businesses and schools have been closed for weeks america's former ambassador to ukraine says donald trump pressured the state department to fire her in an explosive testimony to members of congress leading an impeachment inquiry into the u.s.
president marie van of it says that she was removed from her post because of quote unfounded and false claims the inquiry is investigating and trump tried to pressure ukraine's leader to the dig up dirt on his democratic rival joe biden. has more now from capitol hill. we've had it confirmed that they did not want her to testify and serve the chairs of the 3 house committees that are in the lead in this subpoena to late last night washington times and that's why she came the reason that's really interesting is earlier this week we had that letter sent from the white house to congress saying we are not going to cooperate in any way with your impeachment investigation but now we understand what that means in reality in practical terms and that would mean apparently that they're not going to cooperate for voluntary interviews and things like that they will still try and stop the officials in the administration from taking part however it would seem from this
example that if a subpoena comes. people will be allowed to testify and that's interesting too because just before just before the former ambassador began her testimony the current u.s. ambassador dauth transparent made it clear to his lawyers that he will testify later on this week and he and he had actually earlier on in this week had been refused permission to testify but he's been subpoenaed now and he's going to do that his lawyer made it clear that the state the public still didn't want him to testify but the subpoena means he will testify and he's very well she will actually do all trump supporters kind of want to testify because it is very much donald trump in the e.u. and in the ukraine it would appear so they kind of want him to testify but it appears going forward in this impeachment inquiry process if a subpoena is received officials will testify. the u.s. and china have struck a partial trade deal which could potentially end the trade war between the world's 2 largest economies are trying to sell talks with the chinese vice premier and has
suspended a tariff on 2 $150000000000.00 of chinese imports that was set to take effect on tuesday the u.s. president says the preliminary agreement covers intellectual property financial services and big agriculture approach i agree cultural purchases but it will take up to 5 weeks for the deal to be waiting. hundreds of pro-democracy protesters of march through hong kong's central business district defying a government ban on face masks they were rallying against police brutality and showing support for students who've been arrested during months of anti-government rallies hong kong's metro operator has opened all stations for the 1st time in a week that's this fight more planned protests this weekend. the united arab emirates is trying to silence the al-jazeera news that works that's according to a bloomberg report the u.a.e.
is reportedly running a lobbying campaign in washington d.c. using a law firm to try and influence staff in the u.s. congress alan fisher has the details. from its embassy in washington and with the 12 connected ambassador to the u.s. as well as the ambassador the united arab emirates has been pushing a campaign to close the al-jazeera media network and report on the new site bloomberg says the embassy has employed a prominent d.c. law firm to meet with congressional staffers trumpet ministration officials journalists and academics to push its case the law firm it can dump straus how it and failed a well known company on capitol hill employed a small lobbying firm to help with its operation it paid $100000.00 to the company definers public affairs in turn it acknowledged it sure was to provide strategic communication support and guidance in furtherance of the interests of the embassy of the united arab emirates with an emphasis on strengthening bilateral relations
and regional security of the united arab emirates in particular including issues relating to clients' terminations of relations with qatar and accuracy and transparency of qatar or government owned media definer sprang to prominence when it was hired by facebook as the senate was investigating the role it played in possible russian interference in the 2016 election definers was investigating individual senators it was accused of spreading inflammatory information about its critics and its contract with facebook was terminated bloomberg says thousands of twitter account supporting the u.a.e. campaign were suspended there are also many linked facebook pages many of them pushed the u.s. government to force algis either to register as a foreign agent that could potentially restrict operations in the u.s. and it would essentially say the company is run by the qatari government a claim firmly rejected by al-jazeera. al-jazeera launched in 1996 with a not a big service in 2006 it became a public utility
a private corporation for the public benefit with an independent board of directors in june 8 u.s. lawmakers wrote to the justice department asking to investigate whether i should register as a foreign agent one of the senators was republican chuck grassley from iowa who had been contacted by representatives of the u.a.e. alan fischer al-jazeera washington. there's also more still to come in this news hour including frustration in greek refugee camps as the number of people living in overcrowded conditions skyrockets and how today's is presidential election candidates plan to tackle high unemployment and rising inflation bus and sport how australia and the rugby world cup final stages in style and he has the action.
hello it has rained in london for quite a few hours now and you can see why the clouds just streaming in from the atlantic and heading off towards the baltic states as a change in the west east asia this is dipping down the tail is dipping down to the bay of biscay but this is saturday's picture that much the rest of europe is enjoying nice warm sunshine 20 to 25 degrees or thereabouts on techie between saturday and sunday now the night could be a bit chilly but we're not back cold yet and we back up the same by day all that changed really is it's not raining is hard in the baltic states is still cloudy in denmark and the rain has tucked into those western france northwestern spain on the north of portugal but that's as far as it's got by the end of sunday so not much of that is going to tuck into morocco enjoy the sunshine 24 about or even into new 0 g. is where we're talking about temperatures around the 30 mark still is over see hotter in egypt 35 encourage down to 42 in the valley the kings dance one ready summery
now the the sun's gone sensical has taken the main rain belt through tropical africa down towards i go to for example but we're still seeing big showers every day for the ethiopian harlan's form in sudan south sudan and as far west a cynical. on behalf of her majesty's government i apologize on reservedly historic apology for one of the darkest episodes in british intelligence and there's a growing agreement of that the libyans could be quite useful to the west 8 years after the death of gadhafi al-jazeera world investigates western collusion with the libyan security services. gadhafi rendition and the west. on al-jazeera. the environment doesn't know any boundaries what goes out
into the environment goes around the world. and trends that it's a very modern way to do. believe me voices the measure of progress. the domestic population has. enough an active enough to believe that you're assuming there is a good will kill people are more vulnerable circle of poison on al-jazeera. time for a reminder now of the top stories on al-jazeera the u.n. says more than 100000 people have been displaced by turkey's military offensive against kurdish forces in northern syria and in the last hour there has been an
explosion near a u.s. base in northern syria with turkish shelling in the area. and the u.s. is sending $3000.00 additional troops to saudi arabia the pentagon confirmed military hardware will also be sent to bolster the kingdom's the fences following an assault on the oil facilities last month. in iran says one of its oil tankers has been struck off the coast of saudi arabia the state news agency says the vessel which is known as disappeared was hit by 2 missiles in the space of half an hour. but the e.u.'s lashed out at turkey's president for threatening to let syrian refugees flood into europe if there is criticism of this syria operation european council president says he will not let the issue of refugees be weaponized meanwhile greece has been at the forefront of europe's migrant crisis where frustration is growing in refugee camps the number of people living in overcrowded
conditions as risen to a record 31000 john sorell police reports. every day emanuel fetches firewood from the olive grove where he and 6000 refugees live on the island of summers the camp was built to cope with 680 most live in makeshift huts with no electricity or heat and rely on their wood fires for warmth and then you. can eat. and the bad here live like any mice you asylum seekers mainly from afghanistan syria and gonna construct their own homes with timber and water proof sheets handed out by charities sanitary facilities are few and the olive grove is littered with human waste all these problems are supposedly going to be solved in a new camp being built around a disused slaughterhouse in the mountains but it's designed for 1500 people nowhere
near the numbers currently on the island that's because the 3 month old conservative government's new policy is never to have such overcrowding in future morea camp on the island of lesbos is also a directed numbers 13 and a half 1000 people are packed in and around the camp more than 4 times as many as it was designed to house the manager of the camp for the past 3 years agrees with the government about what the problem is. the answer in a war is a constant overpopulation we never managed to remain a 3000 as a state entity we can never talk people away and tell them where fault if someone has to receive them or register them and cater to their needs or overcrowding creates tension a recent fire killed a female refugee causing a riot among outraged others the government is now shipping hundreds of asylum seekers to the mainland but it wants to stem the flow of new arrivals as well it
wants and force month of the e.u. turkey statement of 2016 whereby turkey agreed to readmit migrants who don't qualify for us. but it is taken under one percent of the asylum seekers who crossed from its shores the government plans to intensify the use of the e.u. turkey statement to return $10000.00 people to turkey next year that's a 20 fold increase on the rate of returns so far and it wants european union members to share the asylum burden by relocating many of the $70000.00 asylum applicants now in greece 60 percent of refugees crossing the mediterranean to europe this year have arrived via greece e.u. officials say solving the problem here is now the priority jump. in the easter g.m. . the european union has agreed to intensify talks with the u.k. over the next few days to find the new brakes at withdrawal agreement the session followed a briefing of e.u.
27 ambassadors by the block's chief negotiator mission where he described discussions with his british counterpart as constructive john hall has the latest. there may be life in the prospect of a briggs deal yet e.u. and u.k. negotiators will have to work flat out between now and next week's brussels summit if they are to come up with a framework agreement we had the. question of meeting bridge to barclay the british team of god and now i'm going to debrief to $27.00 about how those under. one define what i was already said after. trick cities like plan b. c'mon things. we need to do vigilance determine intern confessionals e.u. council president donald tusk had warned he was ready to declare the talks dead on friday instead technical talks are thinking place in brussels as we speak
of course there's no guarantee of success and the time is practically up but even this. must be heels but what's all this renewed optimism based on in truth no one quite knows beyond comments made by u.k. prime minister boris johnson and the irish tea shockley over on thursday that they saw a narrow pass to a deal the pair had met for 3 hours in the northwest of england much of that time in private concessions were made but they wouldn't say by whom and all else is secret well i can certainly tell you that under no circumstances will we see anything that damages the ability of the whole of the united kingdom to take full advantage of. what johnson is alluding to there is the whole of the united kingdom including northern ireland leaving the e.u.'s customs union it's the holy
grail among breaks had to porters allowing the u.k. to pursue independent trade deals but prime minister johnson's previous proposals went down in flames when the. you rejected among other things the idea of the czechs on the island of ireland. whatever has been concocted as an alternative has now ended what the e.u. calls the negotiating tunnel with just the faintest glimmer of light at the other end jonah how al-jazeera london into high unemployment and rising inflation have been major problems for years with the calling maybe it will be one of the main challenges for the winner of sunday's presidential election runoff better has been to the town of moore now and to see what farmers and other businesses want from their new leader. embarking on a journey he hopes earns him a stable income in a country known for its. his plan to thousands of marine. trees
they're rich in nutrients and antioxidants but for business to thrive in his ears have to buy his produce and as did his ears economic crisis deepens the farmer may have to wait longer to reap the fruits of his labor and. 'd the biggest challenge is financing in banks credit loans to wealthy farmers but not to us there is no bank to help young entrepreneurs invest in a strategic sector such as agriculture young entrepreneurs and business owners say they are growing disillusioned with the government madison runs a company assembling parts for vehicles made in china he was hoping to export his cars trucks and pick ups to customers in africa but his business is struggling as to his years recession shows no signs of and ng we didn't some of his business to
produce 1000 units here locally. our 1st aim was to maybe in 56 years we start exporting now made him we spent 8 years we still in the local market turn either hydrogen is the world bank's representative into his year he's been pressing the government to redo ract subsidies for agriculture and dairy products to new sectors that can generate income i think the voters have you know a very clear message to those politicians in this regard. and that message is that they are not satisfied with the worry the economic model of tunisia works and they're not satisfied with the services they're getting in health education and social protection the economic reforms that the world bank and other financial institutions have been calling for me to queue years to implement it is us financial elite and interest groups the reforms might undermine their control over the economy for the time being business owners and farmers will have to continue
the hard work of selling their products in a tough competitive environment to disease continue to demand higher wages cheaper goods in the shops and job opportunities but whoever is elected on sunday want to have that much room to maneuver the cash strapped government is under pressure to repay foreign debt and which other leaders turn they will have to balance the demands of the voters without making the government bankrupt. the turn of the south of the capital to an s. ethiopia's prime minister our lead has been awarded this year's nobel peace prize he's credited with helping end the long running dispute with neighboring every trailer up in korea reports from this. nobel peace prize for 2019 to ethiopian prime minister
ahmed ali better to simone need to lead a herd of his prestigious prize and with it praise from his supporters of an ethiopian we have seen dr b. has played a major role in championing social justice. and what we expect know. of the peace progress and development of the national parliament is of parliament importance sworn into office barely 18 months ago at the height of civil unrest in ethiopia and during a state of emergency the 43 year old former army intelligence officer hasn't shied away from taking tough decisions and. his biggest achievement is making peace with neighboring eritrea following a 21 year long conflict on their border which began with war in 1908 abi managed to reestablish normal relations between the 2 countries he also ordered the release
from jail of his critics opposition politicians and journalists have even established a ministry of peace which includes some of the government's most notorious ministries such as the national intelligence service and the police force he's also trying to open up the economy allowing us foreign investors a sharing traditionally state of monopolies it hasn't been easy though abbie survived an assassin armed with a grenade at a campaign rally last year was and interests nick fighting nationwide forced around $3000000.00 people from their homes abi also survived an attempted coup a few months ago by some soldiers unhappy with his leadership for close allies including his chief of staff were killed in the failed uprising in the i'm hard region and he's disappointed many of the opium by failing to quickly transform the economy the
only problem that but. they wanted the change to happen immediately. we have now if you can the problems in this country a lot of the economy is growing very fast the amount of. expend sure that's going into infrastructure has been at the expense of livelihoods a general election is june next may some opposition supporters told al jazeera that that will be the ultimate test of his peace prize i believe will help us an impetus for him to significantly improve his legitimacy it will be understood in the story understood us an international coalition for not only for him but you know for the people and for the country in going forward you know tackling the challenges and realizing the ambitions of the mass of the people for democracy inclusive an accountable state as the prime minister received the news of his prize he said he hoped it would promote peace building efforts elsewhere in africa you remember.
just 2 of them you. reworked it. even to africa europe and i can imagine. there is of objectivity. it's possible to work on building process. abbie's job of keeping if yo be a united and stable is a big one but he's off to a good start as this year's nobel peace prize laureate robyn kriel al jazeera as abba well i will alow is an ethiopian analyst and expert in international law he joins us now via skype from kiel here in the u.k. thank you for joining us sir i know that you are very pleased that. has got the nobel peace prize we heard about some of his accomplishments in that report to tell us why you think he deserves the nobel prize. i think as your reporter was reporting chrome. him to power
essentially he wasn't on the political scene be forced to use one example. knowing it he changed the landscape in ethiopia he essentially seems in your business to form the brink of economic and. social you know. the specific majors that he can comes away to be the court's going to space. significant or in tongues or holding the ability to be there but most important. in. the whole movie going to do which is notorious for and stability. not just in and unleashing to a moment i think that missions was neighboring ethiopia but also more important in the region the media is in between into and you can see it's your smile your. insults are. more recent.